Why capital punishment is necessary.
Detters criminals from murder
Justice for victims and their families
Every day in this country, someone is mourning the loss of a loved one that was taken by the hands of another human being. They will spend the rest of their lives imagining their child never being able to attend the prom, or their mother that will never meet her grandchildren, all because someone selfishly took their lives. Is this Justice?
“If we execute murderers and there is in fact not deterrent effect, we have killed a bunch of murderers. If we fail to execute murderers, and doing so would in fact have deterrred other murders, we have allowed the killing of a bunch of innocent victims. I would much rather risk the former. This, to me, is not a tough call.” -John McAdams, Marquette University/Department of Political Science, on deterrence. Continuing with capital punishment in this country is the right thing to do for quite a few reasons. The main reason that we should continue with capital punishment in this country, is that: to be eligible for the death penalty, the defendant's crimes must have fallen under the following factors
The murder was especially heinous
The capital offense was one in a series of intentional killings committed by the defendant
The murder was committed in a cold, calculated manner without pretense of moral or legal jurisdiction
The defendant engaged in terrorism
The victim was killed because of his/her race, gender, color, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation.
The murder was committed for pecuniary gain or the promise of payment or something of value
The defendant takes a hostage or uses a human shield
The murder was in context with illegal drug trade or human trafficking
….All of which are crimes that deserve the death penalty. Nobody is receiving the death penalty for crimes such as assault and battery. This is because when someone takes the life of...